Each NFT costs 230 BUSD and various gifts and benefits are granted with the purchase.
The collection consists of 58 works, 11 of which represent an ode to the Creole breakfast.
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An ode to the preferred Venezuelan breakfast, the arepa, reaches the universe of non-fungible tokens (NFT) in Binance, from the hand of a local artist who decided to symbolize the typical dish of the Caribbean country with unique and exclusive designs.
Visual artist and CEO of a drawing academy, Oscar Olivares, announced via Twitter that a new collection of NFTs will be available on the Binance exchange marketplace starting January 12th at midnight.
According to his information on the social network, there are 11 types of arepas that the specialist tokenized, but from his point of view the most relevant. is the GoldenArepa, a one-of-a-kind and “special” item that is auctioned off.
These areperos designs are included in the artist’s new collection called NFTOlivares. which consists of 58 NFTs (including arepas).
Olivares reported that too each piece costs 230 BUSD, the stablecoin from Binance has parity with the US dollar.
Discounts and other gifts for the purchase of your NFTs
Those who access this collection titled NFTOlivares, Receive exclusive 50% lifetime discounts on physical artwork and other Olivares items. They will also be the first to access their first digitized book for free.
With the discount on physical works, the artist suggests You can save up to $ 450 on a piece of art purchase.
Likewise, those who buy your collection will have with a scholarship for one of the courses offered at the Academia Olivares, as well as access to the Discord connection platform and to conferences and other events. The scholarship allows you to take a course valued at $ 20 to $ 400.
This is the second time the Venezuelan visual artist has brought his own work to the NFT market. He debuted with a design in April 2021. At that moment he showed his enthusiasm for adding a digital touch to his creations.
The arepas, the main symbol of the collection
To learn a little more about this digitized artistic collection, CriptoNoticias spoke exclusively to Oscar Olivares. He told us this publication has some of his more recent works that have never been physically edited, that is, they only exist in digital form.
The series of arepas, he admitted, was in turn the “most important icon” as it was an element “that unites all Venezuelans”. “So simple that we can all understand, but so profound that anyone can fall in love,” he said.
The other designs, he explained, respond to the works of the universe 1501, “A universe that I have created in my works, in which the main source of energy comes from plants.” He explained that the Caracas collection, the capital of Venezuela, shows from this universe.
Oscar Olivares said that the series of tokenized arepas are the most important in his collection. / Source: Oscar Olivares – Twitter.
Olivares has indicated that coordinating with Binance for the launch of the collection was very easy. “You just had to wait for everything to be done and here we are,” he commented, then added, “I feel like I do [Binance] It’s an easily accessible space for millions of people and I liked that. “
Regarding the public’s acceptance of the collection, he admitted that the connection wasn’t announced until today and he’s seeing “a lot of energy”. “People are very attentive, and the benefits of the collection have been very interesting to my audience,” he said.
Olivares announced that it will put more of his works on the marketplace of the stock exchange. He even revealed that on January 13th his annual work of the Virgin of the Divine Shepherd is added “And more will come from the universe 1501”.
Other Venezuelan artists on the wave of the NFT
With his announcement today, Oscar Olivares is one of the Venezuelan artists taking advantage of tokenization, decided to enter the NFT market.
CriptoNoticias reported that in December a group of artists opened La Tokenía, a virtual space where they exhibited their creations. The metaverse, which is based on the Tezos blockchain, was active on December 9th and 10th.
This shows that the NFTs, which, according to the newspaper, will have sales of more than 40,000 million in 2021. are now a major destination for artistswho see this space as an opportunity to become famous through their creations.
In fact, it’s good to remember that thanks to the NFTs, there are Venezuelans who have saved their lives. For example, the profits from the drafts, which were much larger than a monthly salary in the country, helped Alfonso Morales, who traveled to Colombia to undergo an operation with the means he earned from his digital art.